Faceit now lets you block people from your CSGO matches

By Fariha Bhatti


Mar 2, 2022

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players can now take control of their ranked gaming experience with this new Faceit matchmaking blocking feature. 

CSGO is a mentally taxing game to play due to rampant cheaters trolls. Faceit makes an active effort to resolve the cheating issue, but toxicity remains a problem. Players have long complained about non-serious trolls who throw games and create an unhealthy environment in the game lobby. Faceit has now introduced a new feature that eliminates this issue at the root. 

The third-party gaming platform has announced a blocking feature that empowers players to control their game environment. 

How does matchmaking blocking feature work in CSGO? 

The matchmaking blocking feature allows premium and game subscribers the ability to block players they don’t want to be matched within any FACEIT Matchmaking queue.

According to Faceit, a permanent block feature has been the community’s top request. Just muting a toxic teammate isn’t enough. Players want the certainty that they won’t have to queue with the same trolls again. A blocklist will permanently ban someone from your future games. This feature will enable players to have cleaner games as they continue to eliminate bad actors from their queues. 

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Most shooter games have a voice chat ban, which temporarily resolves toxicity. However, winning a shooter game with zero communication is a task in itself. Moreover, there’s no certainty that you won’t queue with the same player again. This uncertainty squeezes the fun out of CSGO.

So far, this matchmaking blocking is only available to premium and game subscribers. Premium players can block up to five players simultaneously, while game subscribers can block up to three. This limitation ensures that the feature doesn’t get exploited by malicious players. It’s worth noting that this blocklist isn’t unalterable. Players can always go back and remove names at any time by accessing the list in the settings section.

This is much-needed addition that has rarely been implemented in other games. The game experience on Faceit is already better than regular CSGO matchmaking. This new feature could increase game quality significantly. 

CSGO players are now hoping for a similar option to become standard. Cheaters are already ruining the fun, and toxic players only make it worse. A blocklist feature would undoubtedly help the current state of CSGO matchmaking. 


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